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UPPSC PCS Exam 2021


The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) is the conducting body for various Civil Services Examinations in Uttar Pradesh. The Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) is conducted for the recruitment of candidates for Group A and Group B civil services of the UP State Government.

UPPSC PCS 2021 Mock Test

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  1. The mock test series consists of 15 Mock Tests For Preliminary Examination
  2. Full 6 Mock Test For General Studies-1 Subject-wise mock tests.
  3. Full Syllabus 6 General Studies-1 Mock Test
  4. Full 3 Mock Tests For General Studies -2
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  6. Analyse your performance using our AI-Based Detailed Performance Analysis
  7. These mock tests will help you identify your strong and weak areas

UPPSC PCS Exam Notification

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has released 400 vacancies for the PCS 2021 posts in different departments. The board will fill these posts with a UPPSC combined state/upper subordinate services examination. The board conducts this exam every year, and for 2021, they scheduled the prelims exam for 13th June 2021. But, they postponed the UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 because of the pandemic. 

Now, UPPSC has declared the revised dates for PCS Prelims Exam – 2021 and has scheduled the exam for 24th October 2021. Read this complete guide to know more about the exam, admit card release date, process to download, exam pattern, exam date, syllabus, etc.

UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 Overview 

UPPSC invited applications for PSC posts between 5th February 2021 and 5th March 2021. According to UPPSC officials, over 6.88 lakh applicants applied for these prestigious vacancies and assistant conservator of forest & range forest officer posts. As the board has declared the revised exam date, applicants have only a little time for preparation. We advise them to be alert and keep visiting the official web portal of UPPSC @uppsc.up.nic.in for the latest updates regarding the UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021.

UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 Important Dates

BoardUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
PostState/Upper Subordinate Services (PCS)
Number of Vacancies400
CategoryState Govt. Job Exam
Online Application Submission Date5th February 2021 to 5th March 2021
Last Date for Submission of Registration Fees5th March 2021
Admit Card Release DateMay – June 2021
Prelims Examination Date24th October 2021
Prelims Result DateTo be announced
Mains Exam Date28th January 2022
Mains Result DateTo be announced
Interview DateTo be announced
Final Result DateTo be announced
Selection ProcessPrelims Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview
Language of the ExamEnglish and Hindi
Job LocationUttar Pradesh
Official Websiteuppsc.up.nic.in
Helpdesk Number0532 – 2407547, 91 – 8765973668

Also Read: UPPSC PCS Exam Date

UPPSC PCS Vacancies 2021

UPPSC PCS has declared 400 vacancies for PCS Recruitment 2021, which include

  • Deputy Collector
  • Block Development Officer
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax)
  • Assistant Regional Transport Officer
  • District Commandant Home guards
  • Cane Inspector and Assistant Sugar Commissioner
  • Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury)

UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The commission has declared the eligibility criteria for UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 in its official notification. All applicants must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The UPPSC eligibility criteria include a limitation on age and educational qualification. Applicants may check the eligibility details in the following table.

UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 Age Limit 

To be eligible for the UP PCS Exam 2021, applicants must be 21 years to 40 years old as of 1st July 2021. This age limit is only for General Category applicants and reserved categories; the age relaxation is as per rules, which we have mentioned in the following table.

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC, ST, OBC, Sports Person, State Govt. Employees5 Years
Ex. Servicemen5 Years
Physical Handicapped15 Years

UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 Educational Qualification

However, the minimum qualification for the UP PCS Exam – 2021 is a graduation degree from any Govt. recognized university or equivalent. Yet, certain posts require graduation degree in specific fields, which are mentioned below:

Post NameEducational Qualification
Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)Law Graduate
District Audit Officer (Revenue Audit)Commerce Graduate
District Basic Shiksha Adhikari or Associate DIOS or equivalent administrative posts and District Administrative OfficerPost Graduate Degree
Assistant Director of Industries (Marketing) or Assistant Director Industries (Handloom)Post Graduate Degree
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I), Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II)Graduation in Science (with Physics or Mechanical Engineering as one subject)
Senior Lecturer, DIETPost Graduate Degree along with B.Ed.
Assistant Labour CommissionerGraduation in Arts or Commerce/Law (with Sociology or Economics as a subject)
District Programme OfficerDegree in Sociology or Social Science or Home Science or Social Work
Statistical officerPost Graduate Degree in mathematics
District Probation OfficerPost Graduate Degree
Designated Officer or Food Safety OfficerBachelor’s Degree in Food Technology or Biotechnology or Dairy TechnologyPost Graduate Degree in Chemistry
Information Officer, District Information Officer, Script Writer, Feature Writers/In Charge, EnglishGraduation Degree
Child Development Project OfficerGraduation Degree (in Sociology or Home Science or Social Work or any qualification)
District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group “B” (Development Branch)Graduation Degree (Agriculture)
Principals Government Intermediate Colleges (For Boys or Girls)Post-graduate Degree
Labour Enforcement OfficerGraduation Degree (with Economics or Sociology or commerce) along with Post-Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Degree
Assistant Research OfficerPost-graduate Degree (Chemistry)
Assistant Director (Horticulture)Graduation Degree (Agriculture)
Manager (Administration/ General)M.B.A. or Equivalent
Assistant Store Purchase OfficerM.B.A.
Technical Assistant (Chemistry)Post-graduate Degree (Chemistry)

UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 Selection Process

UPPSC conducts PCS exams for vacancies in its departments. For 2021, this exam will have three stages, including

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective Type & Multiple choices)
  • Main Examination (Written examination)
  • Interview (Personality Test)

Applicants have to clear all three exams and score marks above the cut-off to be appointed UPPSC Officer.

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern

UPPSC has also released the exam pattern for UP PCS Exam – 2021 along with the official notification. We advise all applicants to thoroughly go through the exam pattern and syllabus to prepare well for the exam. We have mentioned the complete details of the exam pattern 2021 below.

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern For Prelims

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam will have two objective question papers. The negative marking scheme will apply to both of these papers. 1/3rd mark will be deducted for every wrong response in the Prelims exams. Paper-2 is qualifying in nature with 33% pass criteria.

PaperTimingsNo. of MCQsMarks
Paper 19.30 am to 11.30 am150200 marks
Paper 22.30 pm to 4.30 pm100200 marks

UPPSC PCS Exam Pattern For Mains

The mains exam will comprise eight papers and will be subjective type. UPPSC commission will call only those applicants for the mains exam who will clear the prelims written test. The detailed information about the mains exam for UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 is given below:

Essay150 marks
Hindi150 marks
General Studies Paper 1200 marks
General Studies Paper 2200 marks
General Studies Paper 3200 marks
General Studies Paper 4200 marks
Optional Paper 1200 marks
Optional Paper 2200 marks
Total1500 marks


The commission will conduct mains exam within a week in two shifts:

  • Morning Shift: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Afternoon Shift: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 Interview

The commission will call the applicants who will clear the mains exam for the interview. They will test the mental, academic, general awareness, aptitude, conversational skills, personality, and suitability of the applicants for the PCS posts in the interview. They will release the final merit list after the interview based on cumulative scores of all three exams.

UPPSC PCS Exam Syllabus

The UPPSC PCS Exam is one of the toughest ones, and to ace this, all applicants have to prepare thoroughly, covering all sections included in the syllabus. The commission has released a detailed notification for UP PCS Exam Syllabus that applicants may download from the official web portal. Read further to have an overview of the prelims and mains exam’s syllabus.

UPPSC PCS Exam Prelims Syllabus

The prelims exam comprises two papers; the syllabus for both exams is as follows:

Syllabus for Prelims Paper 1:

General Studies I (Total Marks: 200)

  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • General Science
  • India and World Geography
  • Economic and Social Development
  • Indian Polity and Governance
  • General Issues (regarding Biodiversity, Environmental Ecology, and Climate Change)

Syllabus for Prelims Paper 2:

General Studies II (Total Marks: 200)

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills, including communication skills
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • General mental ability
  • Elementary Mathematics (up to Class X level)
  • General English (up to Class X level)
  • General Hindi (up to Class X level)

UPPSC PCS Exam Mains Syllabus

The main examination syllabus comprises various parts:


The Essay Paper will have three sections. Applicants have to choose one subject from each section to write an essay of approx. 700 words.

General Studies I

  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
  • History of Indian Culture
  • Distribution of major natural resources of World
  • Modern Indian history (from A.D.1757 to A.D. 1947)
  • Role of Women in society and women’s organization
  • Salient features of Indian Society & culture
  • Meaning of liberalization, globalization, and privatization
  • Post-independence consolidation & reorganization within the country (till 1965 A.D.)
  • The Freedom Struggle
  • History of the world

General Studies II

  • Indian Constitution
  • Role of Finance Commission in Centre
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union & the States
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme
  • Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary
  • Parliament and State legislatures
  • Separation of powers, dispute redressal mechanisms, and institutions
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

General Studies III

  • Land reforms in India since independence
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Roads, Airports, Ports, Railways, etc.
  • Effects of liberalization & globalization on the economy
  • Economic planning in India
  • Components of Government Budgets & Financial System
  • Issues of poverty, unemployment, social justice, and inclusive growth
  • Major Crops, different irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, e-technology in aid of farmers
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies
  • Food processing and related industries in India
  • Science and Technology

General Studies IV

  • Probity in Governance
  • Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
  • Case studies on the above issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Attitude
  • Ethics and Human Interface
  • Aptitude and foundational values
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world

UPPSC PCS Admit Card

UPPSC has uploaded the admit cards of all the eligible applicants on its official web portal. We recommend all aspirants visit the official site and download their admit cards from there. They need a hard copy of the admit card and ID proof for identification at the time of prelims and mains exams. If any applicant fails to show any of these two, the commission will not allow that applicant to appear for the exam. Applicants must also ensure that the details mentioned on the admit card are accurate. If there is any discrepancy, applicants must correct that as soon as possible.

Mandatory Documents for Verification

To appear in UP PCS Exam, all applicants must possess the following documents:

A printed copy of UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 Admit Card

Original valid ID Proof and 2 photocopies

Two recent colored passport size photographs

The exam officers will check these documents before the exam and allow applicants’ entry only after proper verification.


The commission has released the cut-off for the UPPSCS PCS 2019 & 2020 exams. It releases the cut-off list along with the result so that applicants know whether they have cleared the exam. Applicants may see the previous year’s cut-offs and set their targets accordingly.


After completing all three stages of the UPPSC PCS Exam, the commission will declare the final result based on the applicant’s marks scored in the exams.

Final Thoughts

After applying for the UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021, all applicants are now waiting for their admit cards and finally for the exams. We advise applicants to prepare according to the syllabus mentioned in this guide, refer to some excellent books, and practice online mock tests. This will help them brush up on their skills and knowledge and in acing the exam. Also, they need to be vigilant and keep checking the official web portal for the latest updates regarding the exam. 

Exam Date

October 24, 2021

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What is the selection process for UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021?

The UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 comprises three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Prelims exam comprises two papers, and Mains exam comprises 8 papers. Applicants who will clear Prelims will qualify for the Mains Exam. Those who will clear Mains will go for the Interview Round. The final result will be based on the applicant’s performance in all three stages.

What is the salary of a UPPSC PCS Officer? +

The updated salary of UPPSC PCS officers is different for different categories:
The pay grade scale for the junior category officer is Rs. 9300 to 34800 (with Rs 4600 as grade pay)
The pay grade scale for the senior category officer is Rs.15600 to 39100 (with Rs 5400 as grade pay)

Do UPPSC PCS Prelims carry negative marking? +

Yes, there is a negative marking in UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam. For every wrong answer, the exam authority deducts 0.33 marks.

In how many languages are UPPSC PCS Mock Tests available? +

You can attempt the UPPSC PCS Exam Mock Test in two languages - English & Hindi.

What are the special features of Oliveboard’s UPPSC PCS Mock Tests? +

The special features of Oliveboard’s UPPSC PCS Mock Tests are as follows:
1. All Mock tests are based on the latest UPPSC PCS exam pattern.
2. It has special Memory-based mock tests based on the actual exam paper.
3. You can attempt these UPPSC PCS mock tests from anywhere, any time, any day.
4. All Uttar Pradesh Civil Services tests are created by exam toppers, experts and top faculty.
5. The tests provide you with all-India ranking & helps in analysing your performance and improve your weak areas.
6. The entire syllabus of the UPPSC PCS Exam is covered in the mock tests.

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